Start a 10-Day Free Trial to Unlock the Full Review

Why Lesson Planet?

Find quality lesson planning resources, fast!
Share & remix collections to collaborate.
Organize your curriculum with collections. Easy!
Have time to be more creative & energetic with your students!

Strange New Planet

Students choose a spherical object to decorate with stickers, scents, etc to make it interesting. They write a key to the features for future explorers. Students use viewers to observe mystery planets. Students simulate NASA missions by observing with a fly-by, an orbit, and a landing. After each "visit" teams record their observations about the planet. This is one of a series of lessons from NASA.

4 Views 22 Downloads
Resource Details

Grade
5th - 8th
Subjects
Life Science
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
1 more...
Included Materials
  • Worksheet

Be the first to comment


Join Lesson Planet Community, our free teacher discussion forum, to share ideas about this resource, and more.

Join the Conversation

What Members Say


Paul H.
Hi, I was recently hired as a middle school science teacher in Newark, NJ. I received a call on a Friday and was asked to begin the following Monday. As a new teacher, and with only 3 days to prepare, I was really feeling the pressure. The school requires 2 weeks of lesson plans every Sunday, so I began searching the web for help. Thank goodness I found Lesson Planet. I still use the site everyday to form great lessons and activities for the kids.
Paul H., Teacher
Lakewood, NJ